by Carl Strang
Last week was the final session of the Roger Raccoon Club for the year. We always camp at Waterfall Glen.
A butterfly showed up at lunch time, landing on the kids to their delight, and then shifting to a water container.
Fortunately it also posed with wings closed.
We saw a number of these butterflies around the campground, which is in an area of open woodland culled of buckthorn and honeysuckle brush a few years ago. The photos allowed me to identify them as silvery checkerspots. Their larval diet includes a variety of composite genera well represented in the area.